NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Start/Sit

Jan 15, 2009

We’re getting down to the wire.  Here are my Conference Championship feelings.

Quarterbacks
Love
:
Kurt Warner – When you have a guy like Larry Fitzgerald at your disposal, it’s hard to not love the guy.  Playing at home should serve Warner well.

Donovan McNabb – I’m a huge fan of both NFC signal callers this week.  McNabb has looked so poised during the playoffs.  He’s dealt with Jared Allen and Justin Tuck.  This week should seem like a breeze.

Like:
Ben Roethlisberger – It’s easier to pass on Baltimore than run so that is likely the route Pittsburgh will take.  He has the weapons in Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, and Heath Miller to move the sticks.

Hate:
Joe Flacco – Another week, another tough D for the Rookie. 

Running Backs
Love: 
Brian Westbrook – Westy is the key to the Eagles success.  He should be a dual threat once again.

Like:
Le’Ron McClain – Pittsburgh will be up for the task, but Baltimore is going to have to stick to the ground game.
Willie Parker – Parker was amazing last week.  It won’t be as easy against Baltimore, but he should be as good as any RB not named Westbrook this weekend.
Edgerrin James – His revival should continue this week agaisnt Philly.  Not expecting a big game from him, but he should be decent.
Tim Hightower – I don’t expect a ton of yardage, but I could see a score.

Hate:
Willis McGahee/Correll Buckhalter/Gary Russell – I don’t think this will be a great week for backup RBs.

Wide Receiver
Love:
Larry Fitzgerald – How can you not love him?  He’s just awesome.

Like:
Hines Ward – The next best WR remaining (assuming Boldin can’t go)
DeSean Jackson – I think the Rookie can make some big plays against the Cards.
Santonio Holmes – Could get open deep.
Derrick Mason – A solid, not spectacular, game is what I’ve come to expect from Mason.
Kevin Curtis – Great at picking his spots.  McNabb will hit him if he’s open.
Steve Breaston – Philly is going to gear up on stopping Fitz, which could allow Breaston to slip by coverage.

Hate:
Mark Clayton – I don’t see him doing much against Pittsburgh.

Tight Ends
Love:
Heath Miller – The best Tight End remaining.

Like:
Brent Celek – Celek is beginning to carve out a bigger role in the offense.

Hate:
Todd Heap – Plenty of blocking duty this week.
Leonard Pope – Not a factor.

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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    January 15th, 2009 at 7:56 am #

    Donovan McNabb – I’m a huge fan of both NFC signal callers this week. McNabb has looked so poised during the playoffs. He’s dealt with Jared Allen and Justin Tuck. This week should seem like a breeze.

    your mouth, football gods ears!

    Hate:
    Joe Flacco – Another week, another tough D for the Rookie.

    Why?

    Love:
    Brian Westbrook – Westy is the key to the Eagles success. He should be a dual threat once again.

    where is Buck?

  2. LestersLegends
    January 15th, 2009 at 8:12 am #

    CK – Don’t hate him in the game, but fantasy wise I don’t see Flacco doing much. Unless Westy’s knee cause Buck to get a bunch of carries, I don’t see him having big numbers.

  3. CK0712
    January 15th, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    Oh! i keep 4getting the fantasy spots.

    Be prepared to see more of Buck in this weeks game.

  4. Frank
    January 15th, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    Well, I’ve already got Flacco on TSN, so I’ve gotta keep me to save a trade. On the other hand, I’ve hand bad luck with RBs. Michael Turner, then DeAngelo .. (plus Spoles is gone too, but at least he produced!) With salary constraints, a tough call for me.

    Thanks for the input!

  5. LestersLegends
    January 15th, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    Flacco is good for there. As long as he’s playing you might as well stick with him. If you had unlimited moves I’d try and figure out a way to get mcnabb and warner. you could prob roll with mcclain and buck at rb, fitz and ward or desean jackson at wr. not sure how that would score, but would be interesting lineup

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